New York: Atheneum, 1968. First printing. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xvi, [1-2], 3-226 [227-237] pages. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bound in blue cloth over boards with spine stamped in gilt, upper board in blind. A hint of fading toward top edge of upper board. Jacket has a whisper of lightening to spine, a 1/2" (or less) crisply closed tear near top fore corner of front panel, and a few other tiny spots of wear to extremities.
Inscribed and signed by Watson on preliminary blank leaf. Here is Watson's story of his work with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins--the three merging data from chemistry, physics, and biology--to solve the molecular structure of DNA, for which they were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1962.
An inscribed and signed copy of one of the major scientific works of the 20th century.